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Abbeville is in Vermilion Parish.

It is the parish seat.

One tradition says the community was named after Abb? A.D. M?gret; another says M?gret named it after his hometown in France.

The latitude of Abbeville is 29.974N. The longitude is -92.134W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 16 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 11,698.


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Median household income
Local
$19,714
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Abbeville demographic reports
Abbeville is on Vermilion Bayou.
Founded by a Capuchin missionary in 1843.

Floodwaters reached the 8-foot mark here during Hurricane Rita in September 2005.

Filming location for:
· 1988 movie, "The Blob"
Local festivals include:
  • Giant Omelette Celebration - Nov. 3-4, 2007
  • Cattle Festival - Oct. 4-7, 2007
Dates often change. Check Abbeville web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Abbeville Cultural & Historical Alliance
Colleges and universities: Louisiana Technical College-Gulf Area Campus
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Abbeville demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Vermilion Parish economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 70510 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

2% of Abbeville residents report German ancestry, and 2% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Abbeville ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Abbeville was $11,680, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

9% of Abbeville residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Abbeville festival dates:

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History

Historic districts in Abbeville include Abbeville Commercial Historic District, Abbeville Residential Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Abbeville, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $213.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $560.


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Libraries in Abbeville include Cow Island Branch, Vermilion Parish Library ... View libraries

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Vermilion Parish supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Abbeville political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Abbeville workers is 25 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 6 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Abbeville between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 5.0 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was higher than the national norm.

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Hotels in Abbeville include Red Carpet Inn Abbeville.

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